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Describe a Person Who Likes to Dress Fashionably/Well
You should say:
– Who he/she is
– What job he/she does
– What kind of clothes he/she wears
– And explain why he/she likes fashion
Sample answer 1
Well, the person who pops into my mind is Lady Gaga. I guess everybody knows her. She is a very famous singer, songwriter, and actress in the US. Actually, she is not only well known for her pop music, but also for her unique fashion taste..
She expresses fashion in a very bold way. For example, in a concert, she wore a silver shiny sea urchin inflatable frock, then she wore shell bras and 8-inch heels, and finally she became a giant octopus. It seems like the concert was themed with sea life. If you think her crazy looks are just restricted to concerts or performances, you are totally wrong. You can always read news about Gaga’s walking on the street in an experimenting outfit. She would wear raw meat, a see-through body stocking with some strategically placed roses. She even once painted Picasso in her face and dress, and looked like an oil painting. She might wear wedding dresses as a daywear.
Speaking of the reason why she is so avant-garde, in the Netflix documentary Gaga gave the answer. She reveals that her wacky fashion choices come out of a desire for control in an industry that loves to take control away from its artists. When they wanted her to be sexy or they wanted her to be pop, she always put some absurd spin on it that made her feel like she’s still in control.
I love her, and to be honest I really adore some of her looks. She is more than a singer, but also an artist who is expressing herself and voicing for some vulnerable groups.
|pops into my mind (phrasal verb)||Something that pops into your head/mind is an idea that you suddenly have.||He jotted down story ideas that popped into his head.|
|sea urchin (n) /ˈsiː ˌɜː.tʃɪn/||a small sea creature that lives in water that is not very deep, has a round shell covered with sharp points like needles, and has flesh that can be eaten.|
|octopus (n) /ˈɒk.tə.pəs/||a sea creature with a soft, oval body and eight tentacles.|
|experiment(v)||a test done in order to learn something or to discover if something works or is true.||Experimenting on mice can give us an idea of the effect of the disease in humans.|
|outfit (n) /ˈaʊt.fɪt/||a set of clothes worn for a particular occasion or activity.||I’m going to wear my vampire outfit for Halloween.|
|avant-garde (adj) /ˌæv.ɑ̃ːˈɡɑːd/||Avant-garde ideas, styles, and methods are very original or modern in comparison to the period in which they happen.||It was one of the first avant-garde works to appeal to a wide audience.|
|documentary (n) /ˌdɒk.jəˈmen.tər.i/||a film or television or radio programme that gives facts and information about a subject.||The documentary took a fresh look at the life of Darwin.|
|wacky (adj) /ˈwæk.i/||unusual in a pleasing and exciting or silly way.||The book contains some weird and wacky ideas for teaching kids about science.|
|absurd (adj)||stupid and unreasonable, or silly in a humorous way.||Do I look absurd in this hat?|
Sample answer 2
Q1: Who she is: The first person that pops up in my mind is Kate Moss.
Q2: What job she does?
She is one of the most sought-after and highest-paid models in the 90s and early 21st century. In 1990, she caught the attention of the fashion industry when a series of nude photographs of her were published in the magazine The Face. At the time, the industry was populated by supermodels known for their statuesque and curvaceous frames. Moss stood out for her natural look, street style and slight build. Apart from walking the runways, she appeared in ad campaigns for many prestigious luxury brands, including Dior, Burberry, Chanel and the like and she also became a muse to several legendary designers.
Q3: What kind of dresses she wears
She is known for her iconic style, which has attracted a more passionate following than any other model and fashion icon before her. Her dressing style can be summarized as the perfect balance between nonchalance and a touch of innocence. Among the street photos taken of her, skinny jeans, thigh boots, jackets, saddlebag are a few key elements. If you sec photos of her on the red carpet, you’ll find most of the time she’s going for simple elegance, wearing loose-fitting dress and red lipstick. She’s like a fashion chameleon who could carry off looks of different styles.
Q4: How do you feel about this person
I really admire her for her bold experiments in style and long career span as a model. A lot of models retire by their mid-20s, while she remained busy and have appeared on more than 400 magazine covers. Apart from working in front of the camera, she’s also involved in several design-related ventures, rolling out her own collection of clothes, handbags, perfume, cosmetics and jewelry in collaboration with other brands.
|pops up (phrasal verb) /pɒp/||to appear or happen, especially suddenly or unexpectedly|
|sought-after (adj) /ˈsɔːt ˌɑːf.tər/||wanted by many people and usually of high quality or rare||At the age of 17 she is already one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actresses.|
|statuesque (adj) /ˌstætʃ.uˈesk/||A statuesque woman is attractively tall and large.|
|curvaceous (adj) /kɜːˈveɪ.ʃəs/||A curvaceous woman has a body with attractive curves.|
|stand out (phrasal verb) /stænd/||to be much better than other similar things or people||We had lots of good applicants for the job, but one stood out from the rest.|
|prestigious (adj) /presˈtɪdʒ.əs/||very much respected and admired, usually because of being important||a prestigious university|
|a muse /mjuːz/||an imaginary force that gives you ideas and helps you to write, paint, or make music, or a physical representation of this force||as a muse, she sometimes threatened and sometimes empowered.|
|nonchalance (n) /ˈnɒn.ʃəl.əns/||calm behaviour that suggests you are not interested or do not care.||He leaned back in his chair with apparent nonchalance.|
|innocence (n) /ˈɪn.ə.səns/||the quality of not having much experience of life and not knowing about the bad things that happen in life.||She has a child-like innocence which I find very appealing.|
|elegance (n) /ˈel.ə.ɡəns/||the quality of being graceful and attractive in appearance or behaviour.||the elegance of her clothes|
1. Do you think online shopping will replace in-store shopping in the future? Why?
2. Why is fashion very important to some people?
3. Are older people as fashionable as young people? Why?
4. Are women more fashionable than men? Why?
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Vocabulary: Cambridge Dictionary
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